Remembering Andrew Symonds- top five knocks

Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds succumbed to fatal injuries suffered in a car accident near Townsville in Queensland on Saturday night. Sportstar revisits five of his most memorable knocks.

Australia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2003, South Africa: Making his World Cup debut, Symonds came to the crease when Australia was in trouble at 86 for 4 against Pakistan in the team's first group match. Symonds took things into his own hands, thrashing the bowlers to score 143 off 125 deliveries, his first ODI century - helping his side post 310/8. Australia eventually won the game by 82 runs. Photo: Getty Images
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Australia vs South Africa, Dec 2005, MCG: After a disappointing duck in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test, Symonds compensated with bowling figures of 3-50 to reduce the South African total to 311. He then scored a blistering 54-ball 72 in the second innings which included six sixes before taking two wickets to help Australia win the Test by 184 runs. Photo: Getty Images
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Australia vs Sri Lanka, Feb 2006, SCG: Sri Lanka was a game up in the VB Series and had left Australia in a daze with three wickets falling for just 10 runs in the third over of the second match. However, Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting(124) teamed up to propel the hosts to 368-5. Symonds scored 151 off 127 balls and also chipped in with two wickets, guiding the Aussies to a 167-run victory. Photo: Getty Images
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Australia vs England, Dec 2006, MCG: Symonds got a chance to don the whites after the retirement of Damien Martyn in the fourth Ashes Test. When Australia was five wickets down, he partnered with Matthew Hayden and brought up his first Test century with a six. The pair put up 279 for the sixth wicket to assist Australia to a respectable 419. The Aussies eventually romped to an innings and 99-run win. Photo: Getty Images
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Australia vs India, Jan 2008, SCG: Symonds entered the SCG field when Australia was at 6-134 as India aimed to level the series. After surviving what was a controversial umpiring decision, Symonds went on to smash his second and final Test century. He scored 162 in the first innings and 61 in the second and also took three wickets to help Australia win the Test by 122 runs. Photo: Getty Images
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